Ruby Virginia (Gibson) Jacobs, 84, of Newton died on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at her son’s home in Newton. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 20, 2019, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory. The family will greet friends from 10:00 a.m., Monday, until the time of service at the funeral home. Memorials to Ruby’s family may be left at the funeral home.
Ruby, the daughter of Orie and Hazel (Henney) Gibson, was born on March 7, 1935 in Colfax, Iowa. She was a lifelong resident of Newton and graduated from Newton High School in 1953. On May 30, 1953, Ruby was united in marriage with Roland Jacobs in Newton. For 12 years, Ruby worked at Jacobs Electric as a bookkeeper, retiring in 1992. She was a member of the Metz Community Church. Ruby loved playing cards, crocheting, knitting, and genealogy. She also enjoyed being active in her yard whether it be mowing, raking, or shoveling. Ruby loved being with her family and enjoyed decorating her home with pictures of family and friends.
Ruby is survived by her children, Randall J (Deb) Jacobs of Newton, Jennifer (Tom) McConeghey of Waterloo, and Lorraine K Harter of Newton; grandchildren, Kristen (Todd) Breuer, Ryan (Jackie) Wilson, John McConeghey, Kristopher Jacobs, Brett (Annie) Jacobs, Scott Harter, Eric Harter, and Amy Rhodes; her great-grandchildren, Kayla Guthrie, Noah Guthrie, Trayce Buday, Traci Rhodes, and Tyler Rhodes; and her brother, Kenneth (Bev) Gibson of Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her parents, Orie and Hazel Gibson; husband, Roland Jacobs; son, Tony Jacobs; and son-in-law, Rudy Harter.